Originally Posted: Feb. 21st, 2007
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
AU: The Secret Lives of Superheroes
Summary: Xander was never good at fairy tales.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is owned, trademark and copyright by Twentieth Century Fox, Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy, and the WB Network. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.
It was supposed to be ‘happily ever after’, only no one else had gotten the memo and Xander was stuck with just ‘ever after’. They’d gone their separate ways, leaving him trapped playing hero in someone else’s story. Happily ever after was supposed to mean it was over, not another forty years (twenty, when he’s feeling honest) spent narrowly avoiding death.
Then came Faith, fishtailing out of the night in a stolen white mustang; and it was still ‘ever after’, because Faith’s story had ended long ago, but now, maybe, he’d a chance to start a story of his own.